Tag: Philadelphia

AHA Recognizes Public History, Educational Work of Mid-Atlantic Scholars, Professionals

The American History Association recognized several local scholars and professionals for their contributions to the field of history, including two working in public history.

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Neighborhood Organizations Partner to Put West Philadelphia History on the Map

Creators of a digital map invite residents to explore centuries of West Philadelphia history.

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Mural Arts Philadelphia Seeks Artists, Collaborators for Germantown Project

Mural Arts Philadelphia is seeking artists and artist teams to collaborate with the Germantown community in the design and production of a mural.

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For Emerging Professionals: Museums and Historic Sites on a Budget

Philadelphia is a beautiful city with more than its fair share of amazing museums and historic sites. As a young professional, you might feel that visiting some, or most, or all of these museums and historic sites would benefit you, but you might not have the money or the time in which to do it. But there are plenty of ways in which visiting the city’s museums and historic sites will benefit you, and plenty of ways to take advantage of what they have to offer.

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PoliticalFest in Philadelphia

The local Host Committee for the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, which runs from July 25 to July 28, consciously draws on the city’s key role in prior American political events in using the tagline “Lets Make History Again” as part of its marketing campaign. DNC week also offers a chance for both conventioneers and the general public to learn about American political history through a series of seven exhibits around Philadelphia collectively called PoliticalFest, which run from July 22 to July 27.

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Knight News Challenge Awards 2016 Library Winners

The projects aim to help shape the future of libraries, meeting 21st century information needs as centers for digital learning, data sharing, community connection and discovery.

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Publication Spotlight: The Life and Times of Mary Vaux Walcott

With her December 2015 publication, The Life and Times of Mary Vaux Walcott, Marjorie G. Jones explores the life of the woman known as the “Audubon of Botany.”

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